grey vote

grey vote

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gray vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the body of elderly people's votes, or elderly people regarded collectively as voters
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If you were a candidate and you knew only 43% of 20-24 year-olds voted in 2015 but 78% of people aged 65-plus cast a ballot, would you choose to use a precious afternoon campaigning at a sixth form college or hunting for the grey vote at a garden centre?
If you were a candidate and you knew only 43% of 20-24 year olds voted in 2015 but 78% of people aged 65-plus cast a ballot, would you choose to use a precious afternoon campaigning at a sixth form college or hunting for the grey vote at a garden centre?
Which is why it is a very foolish politician who takes on the so-called grey vote for the apparent sake of it.
But Labour has already discovered it must pay more attention to the grey vote.
All this lot do is take, not give, so this is one grey vote they would never get.
I warn any political party about the power of the 10 million-strong grey vote.
Politicians placing the grey vote on the back burner had better beware.
NOT many BHA initiatives receive a ringing endorsement, yet the new veterans' series earned the grey vote yesterday when Tango Royal seized the chance to prolong the twilight of a distinguished career.
It was the lobbying power of the grey vote on the issue of free care for the elderly that did the damage.
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats made a pitch for the grey vote by committing to keep the triple-lock protection for the state pension, which would guarantee a boost of at least PS772 a year in its value by 2021.
ED Miliband will try to win back the grey vote today with a pledge to guarantee free bus passes and TV licences for the elderly for the whole of the next parliament.